Revolution: Season One Ratings

Revolution TV show ratings on NBCWhile characters of Revolution try to find a way to recover the world’s power, NBC is trying to recover their ratings power. If the TV series can help them or not will ultimately determine if the show is cancelled or renewed for a second season.

The show’s large cast includes Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, JD Pardo, Zak Orth, Maria Howell, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Derek Webster, and Daniella Alonso.

The first season of Revolution typically airs Monday nights at 10pm. NBC has ordered 13 20 episodes. Below are the TV show’s latest ratings for the first season, the best way to tell if Revolution will stick around long enough for the series’ storyline to conclude.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.21 million total viewers.

Episode 01-20: Monday, 06/03/13
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 6.17 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.57 in the demo with 7.21 million.

Episode 01-19: Monday, 05/27/13
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 6.32 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 7.27 million.

Episode 01-18: Monday, 05/20/13
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 5.64 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.64 in the demo with 7.32 million.

Episode 01-17: Monday, 05/13/13
1.9 in the demo (-5% change) with 5.51 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 2.68 in the demo with 7.42 million.

Episode 01-16: Monday, 05/06/13
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 6.06 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 2.73 in the demo with 7.54 million.

Episode 01-15: Monday, 04/29/13
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 5.49 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.78 in the demo with 7.64 million.

UPDATE: NBC has renewed this show for 2013-14 and has ordered 22 episodes.

Episode 01-14: Monday, 04/22/13
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 5.88 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.85 in the demo with 7.79 million.

Episode 01-13: Monday, 04/08/13
2.2 in the demo (0% change) with 6.07 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 7.94 million.

Episode 01-12: Monday, 04/01/13
2.2 in the demo (-15% change) with 6.36 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 8.09 million.

Episode 01-11: Monday, 03/25/13
2.6 in the demo (-10% change) with 7.03 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 3.05 in the demo with 8.25 million.

Episode 01-10: Monday, 11/26/12
2.9 in the demo (+12% change) with 8.54 million (+22% change).
Season averages: 3.09 in the demo with 8.37 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-09: Monday, 11/19/12
2.6 in the demo (0% change) with 7.02 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 3.11 in the demo with 8.35 million.

Episode 01-08: Monday, 11/12/12
2.6 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.10 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 3.17 in the demo with 8.52 million.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 11/05/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.34 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 3.26 in the demo with 8.72 million.

Episode 01-06: Monday, 10/29/12
3.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 7.90 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 3.33 in the demo with 8.95 million.

Episode 01-05: Monday, 10/15/12
3.3 in the demo (+10% change) with 8.61 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 3.40 in the demo with 9.16 million.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 10/08/12
3.0 in the demo (-6% change) with 8.01 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 3.42 in the demo with 9.30 million.

UPDATE: NBC has given Revolution a full season pick up.

Episode 01-03: Monday, 10/01/12
3.2 in the demo (-6% change) with 8.32 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 3.57 in the demo with 9.73 million.

Episode 01-02: Monday, 09/24/12
3.4 in the demo (-17% change) with 9.21 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 3.75 in the demo with 10.43 million.

Episode 01-01: Monday, 09/17/12
4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.65 million total viewers.
Season average: 4.1 in the demo with 11.65 million.

It was a very positive start for Revolution. It retained most of the viewers from lead-in The Voice and most watched the entire episode. NBC released the first episode online earlier this month so some people may have watched that and not tuned in to see it on television.

Compared to last year’s timeslot occupant (The Playboy Club), NBC was up by 156% in the demo and 132% in total viewers.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Revolution TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Renata says

    I adore Revolution, and I watch every episode, and I always want more! If the show will be canceled it, please, finish it. I need explanations!

  2. John Gordon says

    This show will obviously be canceled, it’s a complete ****. Why has everything reverted back to looking like the Wild West, the sets are a joke, it has gone nowhere all season. I really tried to give it a chance, but who are we kidding, what a waste of time.

  3. Brandon says

    Man some of you people are remedial. Network television NEEDS shows like Revolution. If they cancel it, then that would be the nail in the coffin of watching any shows on the so called “major” networks ever again. HBO, AMC, Showtime etc will be the only ones getting my viewership. The large majority of network shows are either redundant crime dramas, reality garbage, horribly lame PG/PG 13 comedies, or shows geared towards self indulgent women. Keep a post-apocalyptic show on the air for once, basic cable networks. You already cancelled a great on in Jericho. Leave it alone.

  4. Mon says

    Love it, keep it, get rid of those ‘highly scripted’ reality tv crap shows! It’s entertainment, those commentators discussing science and the ridiculousness of the show, DON’T watch it! Don’t insult folks for wanting to see something besides reality junk, I watch Revolution because it’s entertaining.

  5. Ethan says

    Please keep this show on the air for another season!!! My whole family looks up to watching it every week! Has very good acting, and an absolutely outstanding storyline! Best show ever on tv, compared to all the other garbage, like family guy, or the voice. This stands out among the other popular shows.

  6. Jace says

    I think this show is great and our whole family looks forward to watching it each week. Yes, of course, most of it is unrealistic but aren’t most shows? The actors are great and so is the writing. It’s an interesting concept and we’d like to see more. Thanks!!!!

  7. Why Watch says

    I tried to like this show, but there is nothing to like or enjoy watching. Bad writing, bad acting (still whiny), the premise that all ways of generating power is lost (water power perhaps?) It appears that more people are beginning to see that it is time to turn the lights out on this show.

  8. George Sheldon says

    JJ Abrams and NBC YOU HAVE A CULT FOLLOWING and a HIT I have been in broadcasting almost 30 years and I know a hit when I see one. Remember LOST’s 6 seasons and well FOX was do damned picky about Alcatraz because I think you had a hit there too. I love the edge on the seat, what is going to happen next, just like LOST. Keep it up and the 8 million plus viewers will continue to watch. Some people are just to picky and won’t even give the show a chance and I’ll bet they are NOT in the age demo your looking for.

    • Anonymous says

      You have got to be kidding me, this show is god awful at best. This show had tons of potential but totally screwed the pouch with terrible writing and amature at best acting. I say after thirty years you’ve lost your touch at being able to spot a hit, this show won’t make it past it’s second season.

  9. Mel says

    Episode 4 Season 1; amazingly stupid sequence with the guard dogs, appears to have input from PETA in that no one came up with a way to dispatch those evil mutts. Worse thing to do is run, what is the first thing they do? Run. Guy gets bit, they get chased into the friggin diner. No one thinks about whackin the mutts. Kinder gentler, they should all become dog poop why don’t we. I like dogs, but those were trained to be evil. Not the dog’s fault, but I didn’t see any dog mutter’s around.

  10. Alex Keenan says

    This show seems to have done very little research and depends on stereotypes and urban myth. It is based on government collapse due to lack of electric power. Real scenarios have been developed for a number of major events. An IMP strike across the USA would be comparable to the scenarios in Revolution. This would shut down power and destroy a lot of electrical devices. It would have a major impact on transportation. When you look at these types of scenarios the impact to transportation greatly impacts the movement of food into cities. The lack of power impacts the availability of clean water. Sanitation becomes an issue as sewage plants do not operate without power. Between sanitation issues and untreated water disease becomes an issue. In worse case you develop dead zones around the city as people move out to look for food and water. Now all this assumes that government totally collapses. It assumes that marshal law would not be declared and prepared emergency plans would not be activated. This world has seen many manmade and natural disasters. In most cases civilization has devolved but was restored by help from outside. In the case of revolution there would be not help from outside. Would America revert to an agricultural society? Would Americans suddenly find themselves serfs slaving for warlords? It is possible; other countries have collapsed into a collection of warlords. However, America is a developed industrial country. It is more likely that military law would be declared and key resources secured. These key resources would be grain storage, existing steam engines, fuel such as coal, oil, etc. Resources secured would dictate number of people who can be helped. And this is where hard decisions would have to be made. It is likely that distributions issues alone would lead to starvation in a number of areas. Sanitation issues and of lack of health care would also account for a number of casualties. However, at some point the population would reach a level that can be supported. The key to this would be how fast the governing body that forms can convert to steam power and compressed air to run manufacturing, transportation, sanitation, and farming. Remember the industrial revolution happened long before man became dependent on electricity. The producers of Revolution need to do some homework!!!!

  11. Bob says

    Yes, SGU was far more realistic. Please. So is Walking Dead. It is no further a distance to a Stargate than to no electricity. Sci-Fi is Sci-Fi. It requires you to lose yourself in the theory of the show… no matter what it is (a federation of united planets, western-like train robbers in space, aliens of any form landing on earth, etc.) and the nice thing about this is you know JJ and friends have some interesting twists and turns in store. This is as close as we get to Lost (including some of it’s great character actors!)… Yes, I realize that finding out Miles was the leader of the Militia should have/would have been a great season one cliff hanger, but after his last NBC show failed (not that it wasn’t good, I liked it), JJ said he realized he should have made some of the origin story known earlier… So here he is trying to draw in the non-Lost faithful viewers earlier to make sure the show lasts. He knows the faithful will wait. Now is it a little silly? Sure, but it IS entertaining… and I am starting to get that excited Lost vibe I miss more than anything. If it entertains you watch it, if not don’t.

  12. PattiZ says

    I CAN’T STAND this show!! Tried to get into it but just can’t do it. It’s a sad thought to think that all the work we have put into solar energy… wind mills… and the energy created by running water has been a waste of time! Apparently if the lights go out, we become stupid and we forget all about these other resources. But hey, after 15 years with the world in the dark, they can FINALLY get a train running briefly in the upcoming episode!! Please take this stupid show off the air!!!

    • Steph says

      I think you didnt understand that the point of the show is that all form of electricity is not working anymore…solar energy, wind mill…would be used to create ELECTRICITY…yeah sure you can get energy but to do what if you cant transform it in electricity? Almost everything now is working with some kind of electrical element like cars. The train is running on coal…its not the same thing at all. They could get very old cars working..the one running only on gas but where do you get the gas???

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